Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
charges against 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. we are told he is writing down answers to some police questions and now lawmakers at capitol hill are pushing to declare the suspect an enemy combatant. he could be questioned without a lawyer and other protechs of the u.s. criminal justice system. tracie potts joins us live on capitol hill. good morning. >>> no questions before his miranda warnings would be admission i believe in court. prosecutors say they have plenty to convict him. keeping in mind he is a u.s. citizen with all the same rights as anymore else. dzhokhar tsarnaev is waking up answering investigators in writing. they are questioning him as an enemy combatant. >> i want the intelligence to save american lives. that can only be done effectively if he is treated as an enemy combatant. >> they don't need his confession to get him into trial. i think we don't have to cross the line. >> this morning, lots of questions about why the fbi didn't do more after inquiries about the older tsarnaev with radical groups. zi want to know how the fbi dropped the ball. we are at war with r
Apr 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, federal interrogators had hope todler be talking to dzhokhar tsarnaev, asking him what happened and why. >> there has been so much conversation yet, but tonight law enforcement officials say they are getting some responses. nbc's pete williams has more on that, and more on how the intense manhunt came to an end on friday. >> reporter: though he lies under guard in a boston hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds, including one to throat, federal officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev is beginning to respond to a few questions from a team of federal investigators. he is being questioned for brief periods, officials say, because of his condition, and he is responding mostly in writing. but he has difficulty speaking because of his throat wound, which some investigators say could be the result of a suicide attempt. newly released video from police helicopter shows how he was arrested. an armored vehicle with a robotic arm tore away a tarp covering a bet on a backyard trailer where he was hiding friday night. in this thermal image, the heat from his body clearly shows him lying in the bo
Apr 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
. dzhokhar tsarnaev still recovering and the injury to his throat making it impossible to speak. he is answering questions by writing. it was initially believed his older brother died as the result of a police shootout but investigators say he likely died when his brother ran over him trying to escape police. as the investigate continues, officials in washington now asking whether authorities should have seen those attacks coming. we'll get more coming up in a live report from capitol hill in about ten minutes. >>> in the meantime, the tributes to the boston bombing victims continue. hundreds gathered at the boston marathon finish line this weekend to honor those killed and injured in the attacks. today, the governor of massachusetts is asking people across the nation to observe a moment of silence the first time the bomb went off. the one-minute silent tribute scheduled for 11:50 pacific time. it will be followed by the ringing of the bells and elsewhere nationwide. one injured in the attacks was 11-year-old aaron hern from martinez. he continues to recover. a number of baseball st
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
a description of a still unreleased fbi video. according to those familiar with what it shows, dzhokhar tsarnaev can be seen removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed, and acting very differently from those around him when e first bomb blew up. >> this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off, and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. >> federal officials say in the hours after the fbi released photos of the bombing suspects thursday night, investigators had not yet matched any names to their pictures and, in fact, did not even have the tsarnaev brothers in any terrorist data base. only after the older brother was killed in the late night shootout in watertown were agents able to check his fingerprints and put actual names to their case. fbi agents are seeking to interview all the family members and friends of the two brothers, including the wife of the older one, tamerlan. her lawyer says he is talking to federal authorities about how to proceed. matt? >> pete williams, thank you very much.
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
, authorities told abc news that 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev has now begun to answer questions. there's a team of federal agents trying to find out if there is an ongoing threat.those importa inecause serious wounds he suffered during the weekend's dramatic capture. >> we have movement in the boat. >> reporter: as police and federal agents closed in, after a resident reported there was a bloody person hiding in his boat. a helicopter reported these images. >> he just sat up. he's moving and flailing about, quite a bit of movement. >> reporter: the orders went out to do everything to capture the 19-year-old alive. even after an initial exchange of gunfire. >> all units, do not return the >> rorr: a robot in to tear the cover off. >> if they're able to successfully rip that off, he'll be fully exposed. okay? >> reporter: then they used flash-bang stun grenades to disorient the accused bomber. he had been apparently injured in a gunfight the night before. he was ordered to surrender and he meekly pulled up his shirt to show officers that he was not wearing a suicide vest. >> suspect in custody. >
Apr 22, 2013 2:00am PDT
of dzhokhar tsarnaev. the latest on his condition and what lies ahead. >>> an ocean away and the will to persevere. we'll introduce you to a man who crossed the finish line of the london finish line after a week beginning the journey at the starting line in boston. >>> then this his boat was his hobby and passion until it became the scene of the shootout that ended boston's terror. now americans rally to replace the beloved boat of a man who helped take down the city's most wanted man. it is monday, april 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good morning, everybody.
Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
say tamerlan tsarnaev and his younger brother dzhokhar bombed the boston marathon. and another, a police officer, died thursday. mourners gathered to remember one of them--29- year-old krystle campbell-- monday.with a salute to the young woman who loved to watch the runners cross the bombing victims remain in the hospital, where doctors say amputees are beginning to learn to walk again. "it takes a lot of safety, a have to learn new routines." surviving suspect 19-year- old dzhokhar tsarnaev is also hospitalized. he is charged in federal court destruction and malicious destruction of property shaw resulting in death. questions are piling up about his brother's activities--the fbi investigated tamerlan in 2011 at the request of russia, tamerlan then went in 2012. "was there any procedure for the fbi to follow up on the activities of somebody over effectively been cleared?" monday afternoon, the fbi turned boylston street-- site of the bombings--back over to the city of boston. the mayor received an american flag that flew over the marathon finish line.marking schmidt, reporting.